Knit a Beginner Beaded Cuff, Get The Pattern or Kit – Changes Color In The Sun!

Knit a Beginner Beaded Cuff, Get The Pattern or Kit – Changes Color In The Sun!

Looking for a quick knit gift that’s fun and unique? How about a knitted cuff featuring UV-sensitive beads which change color in the sun? These beads are always a big hit and this cuff is a terrific stashbuster too! I’m offering patterns and kits in my my Etsy and Ravelry shops. Keep reading for more details …

GET THE PATTERN: Etsy / Ravelry
GET THE KIT: Etsy (free shipping)

Here are two I recently finished for a customer:

Knit a Beginner Beaded Cuff, Get The Pattern or Kit - Changes Color In The Sun!

When these beads come into contact with UV light or the sun, they begin to change color. Below you can see the color starting to change when I exposed it to a UV light. In the direct sunlight, the color becomes richer and more obvious.

Knit a Beginner Beaded Cuff, Get The Pattern or Kit - Changes Color In The Sun!

Here’s a video I made that shows the vibrant color change that happens in the sunlight:

Ready to make your own? Visit my Etsy shop or my Ravelry shop for pattern and kit options. Your wish is my command – I have every color of yarn you can imagine and a great selection of pony beads, including UV-sensitive ones or just regular colors too. Amazon also offers a great selection of UV-sensitive beads, in addition to regular pony beads in every color under the sun.

Here’s another variation, shorter and with an opaque peach bead:

Knit a Beginner Beaded Cuff, Get The Pattern or Kit

Not sure how to knit with beads? Our friends at Knit Picks have two great tutorials on the methods I prefer … keep reading!

Knitting With Beads – Two Tutorials

Slip Stitch Method:

With this method, the beads show only on one side.

Crochet Hook Method:

With this method, the beads show on both sides.

Hope this was helpful – please visit my Etsy shop or my Ravelry shop for pattern and kit options!

GET THE PATTERN: Etsy / Ravelry
GET THE KIT: Etsy (free shipping)


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Danielle

Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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